In John 13 we’re given another commandment to follow.  “Love one another, just as I have loved you.”  Jesus loves everyone.  He would turn no one away during His time on earth.  He preached to and healed many who were considered the scum of the earth.  His love for mankind was born when He entered His mother’s womb and was born in a lowly stable.  He went through life sharing, listening, showing compassion, teaching, bringing relief to everyone He came into contact with.  He did so out of pure love.

In early writings about this new group of Christians formed after the resurrection of Jesus, particularly the Apology of Justin Martyr, we have a description of how they lived – how they cared for one another’s physical, mental and spiritual needs.  They watched out for each other.  They had each other’s back.  They shared with those of…

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